In the 1960s, then up and coming Chilean artist Claudio Bravo was invited to visit the Philippines by no less than President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos. Bravo stayed for around six months in 1968 and did commissioned portraits of some of Manila’s rich and famous. These portraits are the focus of an ongoing exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.
The Embassy of Chile and geothermal energy producer Energy Development Corporation presents Claudio Bravo: Sojourn in Manila at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila as a tribute to the world-renowned hyperrealist artist who died last year. It is also a celebration … Continue Reading →
Ongoing at the Yuchengco Museum in RCBC Plaza, Makati is an exhibition of the latest collection of paintings by Marcel Antonio. Titled “The Romantic Lie: Desire, Ennui, Anxiety,” Antonio’s works here are replete with symbolism and peopled by characters with different stories to tell. Animals, like an owl, hare and rooster, as well as whimsical images such as a winged horse and winged boots are strategically placed in some works, which should predictably elicit varied interpretations. Desire, ennui and anxiety are seen in the characters’ faces and postures, with men and women alike gazing out longingly into the unknown and at least … Continue Reading →